Drone downed after flying over an Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl practice...

Someone flew a drone over an Atlanta Falcons’ Super Bowl 51 practice.

“With the field situated next to a residential area abutting the Rice campus, there was extra security between the edge of the field (with a fence and high hedges) and the neighborhood, so the Falcons could feel secure running a practice as though they were at their home facility,” today’s pool report issued by the NFL said.

It went on to note that there was a brief security “heads up” when the organization noticed something buzzing above. Someone had sent a drone flying over the practice field.


The drone operator was described only as an area resident, and it wasn’t clear if he or she would face any charges. But the device was grounded, the report said.

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